Channel: Bilal Philips
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all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day
in the session
other aspects of selfies,
specifically it is in relationship to talk about
in the previous session
our first session we looked at the various categories of
three categories, the first
will be a
unity of last names and attributes and
the unity of worship of the law. And in the second session last week, we looked at aspects of photography
and a small artifact, specifically concerning a lot of attributes, which is referred to add and remove or is
being of office creation and lots of departments.
We also looked at
which relates to,
in the case of people
using astrology or astronomy,
fortune telling, etc, to give information for the future. And we showed how this destroyed
and how a Muslim
cannot be involved in such practices in any way.
With the exception, of course of astronomy, which deals specifically with the scientific aspects of the position of the stars, as it relates to
Earth, in relationship to determining the months or the
directions to travel on sea land. In this session, we'll be looking at
data which relates to man's relationship to other human beings.
One of the ways
and the satanic forces
in causing people who fundamentally believe in God,
and are seeking towards how they've managed to get these people are strange
is by having them worship
other than God, while believing that they're worshiping God mentioned this. In the first section session, he reiterated in the second session, and this session, we'll be looking at that in more detail. We gave examples among the Christians, for example, who worship God through Jesus.
And they believe that in worshiping God through Jesus, they're in fact, worshiping God.
Similarly, the Hindus
in worshipping statues, believe that they're worshipping God, Brahma, who is present within their statues. Now, what has happened amongst Muslims
they have been
divorced from the direct worship of God,
to the introduction of intermediaries,
that is, people who will take
the prayers of one to God, people praise other people
with the intention that they will take those prayers to God. And we talked about this briefly in the first session, because it also relates to
the arguments used by the people is that
we need intermediaries in this life.
To get things done,
we go to
someone who has influence what they call an advocate.
And this person will intervene on your behalf, talk to the higher officials so that you can get your affairs taken care of and the
To say that this is the same thing that we need to do in relationship to God because of the fact that we are sinful.
And as such, our prayers will not be heard. So the better for us to go to one who is pure of sin, you know, like a prophet, or saint, somebody of this nature, and this person will carry our prayers to God. This is the argument, the rationale which is used, when we pointed out the rationale, in fact, this is paganistic.
because it reduces God to the level of man, it is saying the same way that we have to use intermediaries in our human affairs. God is like a human in the sense that he needs intermediaries, when in fact, a law has specifically stated in the time that we just call on him only to call on me.
He didn't say call him those were close to me. He said call on me.
And in the past, how we were taught to pray,
say, only you do worship and from only you.
This is emphasized in our minds that we should not use any intermediaries.
that people, despite this very obvious information, which is
available to anybody who needs to
know it, people have been
blinded to this reality.
I can see the two ways right now. One is that
most people don't need to
is they parrot the Arabic letters and sounds.
They may learn how to
say the letters and the sounds, but they don't know what it says.
So they parrot the Arabic, believing that they're reading.
This is what this happens to a huge
sector of the
this is why
Christian missionary work has been successful among the masses of Muslims in areas where they've been given a free hand like in Bangladesh and in India.
this means that
there has to be a move amongst Muslims
to return to the quad
to the leading understanding.
That means, since the majority was not no
one should be programmed to learn not just to paresis words in sound, to learn, understanding the meaning of
that is necessary within the educational programs amongst Muslim communities that are being set up in our time that Arabic has been introduced, has become the second language of every Muslim if not the first,
this is a necessary step which has to be taken.
becomes complete, where the vast majority
it is necessary for us to rely on translations. So, for languages where people do not have the translations of the of the Arabic pride in their languages, then these transitions need to be done. And for those who are speaking English or languages where there are translations, it is necessary for them
to read the Koran
Arabic to help to develop
their consciousness of Arabic with the intention of learning the
Arabic grammar so that they will eventually understand the Quran as it was revealed, but for understanding they will read the translation of the Quran and understand what a lot of
what Allah teaching them,
if we can get the masses back to the regular reading of the class,
in their languages, then a lot of the problems is faced
in the sense of their,
of their relationship to God, and their obligations will be solved.
problem area is that
that some people seem to be more righteous than
and because somebody seems to be more righteous,
then people tend to depend on
this is a part of human nature. And actually, Islam encourages us to be among those who are right.
that we will be raised up
with those who are affected.
The one was your friend in this life, you'll be raised up as directed along with him.
So if you keep corrupt friends, then that's who you will be
be careful about who you are friends.
On another occasion,
said that we should choose a righteous companion.
Because the righteous companion is like the perfumer.
When you sit with him,
when you have to leave, he will go away smelling good, because he's opened all these different bottles and the aroma smells from this person has come over here. So you will need smelling sweets. Or he will give you
a box, the small box.
Whereas the bad companion is like the blacksmith, the one who works with bellows blowing the air on the hot metal and the beach, this with the other piece of iron, just taped it or whatever.
While he's beating it sparks are flying all the time.
So if you're in this company, either, some sparks are going to grow in your clothes and burn holes in your kills.
Or you're going to grow away speaking of smoke,
you know, if you sit around or people smoke cigarettes, when you come away from them, it smells like you smoke cigarettes.
the good companion is going to help you in one way or another. Whereas the evil companion is going to harm you in one way or another.
So it is important for you to choose as your close companions, those who remind you of a lot.
When you sit down with them, they all they're talking about is this life, things of this life, they want to get a car, they want to do this, and they want to do that. And then, of course, people spend lots of time talking about these things.
Because, you know, you never have enough of these things. So it means that you have to be making plans to get some more of these things, you know, which are illegal means to them to talk to you about trying to do this dispute, you know, to keep this one and you're sitting there even though you may not be intending to do this thing, you hear this all the time eventually going into your read because you can't close your ears. So it is going into your head all the time. And it sits in your brain and become subconscious thoughts. So you might find yourself under other circumstances starting to sink in that direction.
So it is very important that you choose people as your close friends, those who are talking about
righteousness, you know the truth in life, you know, changes are positive.
It doesn't mean that they can talk about things in this world, because this is part of our life. But it's just that that doesn't make up the totality of what they're talking about. And they're not talking about the illegal ways to get these things.
So if you see
among people who are talking, you should advise them that it is wrong. And if they do not stop talking in this fashion, you should leave them.
Because your hairs will be witness for you or against you on the Day of Judgment.
And if you sit there while they continue to talk,
then you are also partly in sin.
So, you are obliged by Islam to choose righteous compassion,
we understand that there is a tendency
for people to all those who appear to be more righteous
when these people died,
will come to the people and encourage them to start doing certain practices which are away from the basic teachings of Islam which are connected to these people.
explained this to us very carefully.
Concerning certain people, well, we're in the time of profit.
When these righteous people died,
to their followers
suggested to them to make statues and paintings of these righteous people. And to put them in the places where they used to sit.
The places they're home, by the grace, different places where they used to be, so that people when they would come to these places, would be reminded of these righteous people. And that would in turn, encourage them to do good
and encourage them to do good, they didn't wish.
when this generation died off, time pass, data now came again to the next generations of people since then, that in fact, that earlier generation was worshipping these statues and paintings. And it was through their worship, that the rain came in, you know, with kids in society.
And so that generation started to worship. And both of them explained that this is how we first entered amongst
that is how we
first insert among.
So this is
one, it shows us why Islam is so opposed to imagery,
whether human or animal.
when people choose objects of worship,
they most often choose those that are either in the form of human beings, to see their images, whether they are images of human beings,
or their animal, they're at one with the elephant's head, you know, they had a monkey glass and they're always either human beings or animals. This is the most common you find people also who were worshipped just plain old stones. But usually they'll take the stone and carve some kind of images.
They don't usually leave the stone by itself and it becomes an object of worship. not usually, you know, they just have no implements no means of carving. So,
this is the most common form of worship. And because of this tendency amongst men, then the issue of our making statues and paintings, drawing the texture of humans and animals is totally prohibited.
At the same time,
we are also prohibited
any kind of help
From those who die,
when a man dies,
except in the case of three,
some good deeds that he has done
in the form of knowledge which people benefit from,
or sometimes he has made,
which was benefit continues.
orphanage have a good
or he has a righteous son, child who
this way he can take
care of him benefiting those
who are leaving,
he enters into the state
and he can no longer have any contact with delivery.
such a person, no matter how righteous they are, I can do nothing for
Allah has favored some of us
in a variety of different ways.
But he should look to those below.
Because it better reminds us of Allah mercy.
Allah said in the bond that is favored, some men over others in wealth,
low, we look at the profits as one rather than the losses. Since
those are the profits, we favored over others
recharge the revelation she received was direct Word of God without the agency of the angel.
Others again, the miracles that indicate the prophets Jesus
in terms of closeness to God
and this is something which the individual earns,
it is not merely a favor.
Because the favor which a lot gives in the case of wealth,
a lot. We have no right to be proud of. Because it's really not a result of our own efforts. It is what the longest
and this is why Allah says that the best among us, to Allah is the one who fear the law.
See, this is a result of individuals striving.
This is what makes a man superior to another man. This is real superiority, one fears lost in drama.
most noble of you, to Allah is the one who shares a lot.
or this nobility is known only to Allah.
This is what I like
to share with you know, he had said
the fear of the lie is here pointing to his heart.
None of us can judge who has taqwa and who does not. Ultimately,
we have been given certain signs by which we may judge on the outside.
If a person is not going to the masjid
he doesn't find we can continue to demand has no support or fear, or whatever he has is so small, it's not motivating him to do anything.
The one who is always in the magic always fasting,
we can conclude that this man
but now Thomas
and you have some people would like to prey on this idea of
your event becoming
a judge who is a man is complete.
When we are
judging the level of somebody
This is why
after the Battle of for them
when they talk about someone was walking with some of the companions past people who are dying during the battle.
And they were saying so and so calling up the name so and so is the
The margin on the margin did nothing.
So finally they said, they said they referred to 1% of entrepreneurs. There's no
I started in,
in the Hellfire, wearing the cloak, from the spoils the
companions with judging from the fact that this man fought
and died in the possibility that he was
having the highest levels of taqwa was guaranteed that
he will be in the Hellfire, where do you
have the spoils that you thought in other words, he was there fighting not too
long laws word, above all, because it is the to jihad, when one fights to keep a lot of words uppermost, he was fighting for the spoils
what he could get out of it.
So his intention,
destroy any value that he would have gotten from dying in the past.
So this is all pointing to us. What are the odds that there is no means of determining
who are close to Allah?
No, a lot has said in the
show, close friends.
is a term which Muslims have taken to be equivalent to say,
most Christians and the others they have a hierarchy of individuals who they call same.
People who they feel are on the highest levels of taqwa and being closest to God. So Christians, especially the Catholics, will direct their prayers to these individuals.
And Muslims, not to be outdone, because they're always in competition with the Christians. They feel like since they have a Christmas
celebration for the birth of Jesus, well,
we better than
the birth department.
They used to call out their own
Muslims, they don't want to get hit anybody get ahead of them. So we have to ask them to call them.
he said that you will follow the ways of the people before you insight inch foot by foot. So that if they enter a user's role, you know the hole that delivers things in the ground when you're going after them.
And they are you afraid to give them the jewels?
And surely, we have.
So in this issue of the saints, you know,
we have to have
pious people, because a lot of these people everywhere. So they have set up
the hierarchy of so called saints, and they've given them the terminology of
now, a law has said who is out
he's explained to us very clearly
who they are, and return what he actually means a person who is a close friend.
And it has a number of other meanings to, to being close, well relative use these tournaments are on all sorts of
well, the one which
relevant to us
is embarrassing, which a lot is in our in our area.
A lot of
our loans will stop loss.
But most people do not realize,
you know, if you have a person who believes in such a such a thing.
Why is it
that you believe that this person is
because he did this miracle. You know, when he died and the people went to his grave, water, they have turned to milk and they drank milk, you already know, they are, you know, this woman was they couldn't have babies and they went to three, that is great. But, you know, they got pregnant, you know, all these kinds of all these miracles.
This is how people determine who is the winner.
But a lot of this
is only those who have Taqwa.
But most people don't realize that
they don't realize that the true criteria for what they call the liar, or
the world. Certainly no fear nor grief, shall overcome the only
those who believe and have
a license who the only are those who believe
then he is one of those who believe.
So this tells us, so I said it's very important for us to be the one because if people
don't know who they
are, if they don't, then they will just follow the traditions of their parents or grandparents.
Which is, you know,
any delever can be a one.
All true believers are
those who truly believe in a law,
living by that belief, they become different.
This is a reality. Whatever the law says,
most people don't realize that.
like to insist
that, in fact, we are not worshipping these.
We are only asking them to
ask a lot for us. This is a question. Don't mix this up. You're not trained to these people. Because sure you have some people who are prey to that.
This is obviously
something bad happens. They call it yellow.
This is clear.
Nobody can argue that.
But then you have others when they know we're not doing this. We understand this. You know, we're just asking these people to ask a lot
Anyone in worship
If you call up anyone
who is dead, you call on them, to do anything for you to speak to a law or whatever.
So, that cannot be used to justify calling on others besides.
Now, there is a philosophy,
which is the basis of
what is known as mysticism, or Sufism,
which is widespread amongst the Muslims
promote the idea
that it is possible to become one with a lot.
this is the vast majority of the branches have. Now, the symbolism in a sense is like Christianity is that
if you say Christians believe
God has three parts, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost devoted to problems because you'll find some Christians like the Jehovah's Witnesses, they'll say, No, we don't need that.
We only be
the father, and there is the creative
And you will find other branches will hold, for example, the
Orthodox orthodox world and the father is greater than the sun, they're not equal.
So, you have a variety of different, you know, variations of this belief. So, why do they take off one principle that seems to be the common principle you have always some exceptions. Similarly, with
there is a general belief that the majority holds but then you will have some exceptions we don't necessarily Hold on.
So, what I'm talking about is the general teaching.
This general teaching
on the concept that each and every one of us has within him, a portion of
to support this idea, if you go to the crime, you will find verses in the crime were in a lawsuit
in reference to Prophet Adam,
when he Allah fashioned Adam, and move in him, from his spirit, there is
a law when he created Adam, blue, a portion of his spirit into Adam.
And this spirits in was Adams descendants came, they carried each and every one within him, a portion of this cluster inherited from
and the goal of every human being, the real goal is to make that person which is divine within him, reunite with the divine,
When you read the individual, you find the same teaching.
The Hindus believe that
human soul is a part of the universal soul,
which is released when the person ends his cycle of rebirth. When he reaches the state of Nirvana, he no longer is reborn, then that divine soul which is inside of itself reunites with the universal soul. This is their belief.
Some people will argue well,
just because the
If it doesn't mean that it's wrong for us to believe this, this is evidence that this was teaching,
because there is amongst Hinduism, you know, it is one of the teachings of the prophets that went to the Hindus.
And this confirms the truth of art.
in fact, this is not
the spirit itself
is something which Allah created. Allah is not a spirit, nor does he have.
When the prophet SAW Selim was questioned about the Spirit.
And he asked a lot, a lot of things to say to them.
spirits is from my lord's command,
it is by my Lord.
Allah says, Allah, which is a thing to be,
he only orders
is command B
not experience, nor does he have.
you find when you read through the wire, and then as I said, you have to read throughout the whole Koran to get
the correct picture
the Islamic concepts.
Because if you take a verse out of context, then
the context of the rest of the brand, you can get other meanings.
A lot of refer throughout the Koran
to another thing, that being is
do we believe,
anywhere that a law says this is his, that this literally means that it is here, for example, when a law says this is in reference
to profit following sentence,
and the capital which is sent to him,
this is a large cattle fence It was designed to allow us to graze and a lot of earth we have in this verse, not a lot,
a lot of cattle
and out of the law, a lot of Earth
Do we believe that as long as they can,
when a lie refers to the masjid than the Earth as being we used to law, the house does have a law degree the law and the house
he lives in a house.
So, a lot of will refer to certain aspects of his creation as being his
designee mean, in the literal sense his in the sense that it is actually part of him. There are certain times when you refer to something as being a mystery refers to a prophecy, in a sense, when a lot of friends for example, to His mercy
is used is bursty.
But it's just like yourself, when you talk about my hand and my shirts, these two things, two different meanings.
If you think my my hand and my shirt,
my hands is something which is a part of you, my shirt is something which you acquired which you put on you can take off is not the part of you.
So when we find that a law refers to certain things, in the Quran as being in we have to put it in one of these categories, either something which actually is the meaning of
something from him directly or something which is from his creation.
And we find that a lot we refer to things
as a means of attorneys.
Because all houses on the earth are laws in the sense that he is the one who gave men the means and the materials to make these
demands the materials and these
But the How old is in which he is worship a lot of different diseases is
because they are more honored. He has raised with them over the rest of the houses by calling them because he is worshipped
the counter which was sent as a miracle to Prophet SAW it